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Cambridge Centre for Teaching and Learning


Head of the CCTL

Dr Meg Tait sets strategic directions for the CCTL's educational and researcher development activities. She is also course director for the Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. She is an Official Fellow of Queens’ College.


Below are the members of CCTL's Educational Development team. For CCTL's Researcher Development team, visit the RD website.


Senior Teaching Associates

Dr Ruth Walker is particularly focused on diversifying assessment, curriculum enhancement and inclusive teaching and learning practices, and coordinates the Access & Participation Plan project researching awarding gaps. Ruth is Chair of the Cambridge Higher Education Research Ethics Committee.

Dr Mary Beth Benbenek supports teaching and learning across the University at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She is course director for CCTL’s Teaching Associates’ Programme and co-leads the Researcher Development Teaching Fellows Programme. Mary Beth holds a PhD in history and, before coming to Cambridge, taught at American international universities in London and in Italy.

Dr Kamilah Jooganah works on the enhancement of teaching, learning and assessment. Prior to Cambridge, Kamilah worked as a Research Associate and Academic Developer at various universities. Her PhD focused on students' learning experiences of advanced mathematics at university; she drew on various sociocultural theories to frame student learning and the challenges to identity students can experience in the transition to Higher Education.


Project Associates

Dr Snigdha Dutta's focus within CCTL is on College-based education, with particular attention to mental health and ethnicity of undergraduates. She will co-develop research-informed initiatives appropriate to the distinctive environments of Cambridge Colleges. Snigdha draws on her PhD and Master's in mental health research to identify and support educational initiatives that contribute to students' resilience and wellbeing.


Educational Technologist

Dr Ruth Laing advises the CCTL team on online and blended learning pedagogy, manages the team websites and is the editor of the Teaching & Learning Newsletter. She also contributes to University-level initiatives to share and improve practice in teaching with technology. In addition, Ruth supports the online and blended learning provision of Researcher Development.


CCTL Administration Team

The CCTL administration team support the courses, programmes and events of both the Educational Development and the Researcher Development branches of CCTL.

Fiona Sutton
Programme Manager

Sam Jolley
Programme Coordinator

Nicola Celentano
Programme Administrator


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